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Archive for 2023

Consejos para mudarse a Carolina del Norte siendo hispanohablante

Me mud√© a Carolina del Norte desde Puerto Rico, y con frecuencia la gente me pregunta c√≥mo termin√© mud√°ndome aqu√≠. El amor me trajo aqu√≠. Conoc√≠ al padre de mi hijo en Puerto Rico y fue amor a primera vista. Mantuvimos una relaci√≥n a larga distancia y luego decidimos que “diera un salto al vac√≠o”…

Family Navigators Service via Trillium Health Resources available in Eastern NC Counties

The Autism Society of North Carolina is partnering with Trillium Health Resources¬†for residents residing in the Trillium Health catchment area to provide support to individuals on Medicaid through Family Navigators. What counties are in the Trillium Health catchment area? For individuals receiving Medicaid through the Tailored Plan, Trillium Health covers the following counties: Beaufort, Bertie,…

Disclosing Disability in the Workplace – My Experience

I am a late-diagnosed autistic adult, and I have ADHD, Bipolar II, OCD, and generalized anxiety. I also have dermatillomania, or skin picking disorder, and my information processing abilities rank 13th percentile. Physically, I have substantial hearing loss in both ears. This article focuses on lessons I learned as I searched for employment. I now…

Andrea Miller-Weir Named 2023 Roman Award Winner

When Direct Support Professional Andrea Miller-Weir began working with 11-year-old Alex Bagley, he couldn‚Äôt put his face underwater in the pool. With Miller-Weir‚Äôs help, Alex became an award-winning swimmer and Special Olympics athlete. In the years since their first meeting, Miller-Weir has supported Alex through high school graduation, securing meaningful employment, and traveling the world….

Jo Herring and Karen Pullom Honored with McCrimmon Award

The McCrimmon Award is named for Ed McCrimmon, a longtime member of the Autism Society of North Carolina staff. He was known for his outstanding dedication and integrity as he served individuals with autism. Tragically, he died in 2017. The McCrimmon Award was established to keep Ed‚Äôs memory alive, and at the same time, celebrate…

Sensory Worlds: The Senses and Sensory Differences

If you‚Äôre connected to the autism community, you are likely aware of sensory differences, which are so common in the autistic population that they were added to the most recent diagnostic criteria for autism. Sensory differences are common in people with other diagnoses as well, such as people with developmental disabilities, ADHD, sensory processing disorders,…

Our New Logo

The Autism Society of North Carolina is proud to announce a new logo, featuring the state of North Carolina. This new logo represents our commitment to serving individuals, families, and communities across the entire state. Previously, the logo was a three-dimensional puzzle piece. This logo reflected our ability to provide connections to services and resources…

Whitney Sukonick Named New Clinical Director

The Autism Society of North Carolina is pleased to announce that Whitney Sukonick, MA, LPA, BCBA, has been named as the organization‚Äôs new Clinical Director, following the retirement of Dr. Aleck Myers. Sukonick has worked at the Autism Society of North Carolina since 2014 and previously served as the director of LifeLong Interventions, our Applied…

Support Groups: Finding Common Ground One Front Porch at a Time

We are pleased to announce that Courtney Chavis is the new director of Support Groups (formerly known as Chapters). Chavis has worked at the Autism Society of North Carolina since 2017, most recently as the Lead Triage and Connections Specialist. In that role, she facilitated connections between Autism Resource Specialists and individuals, families, and organizations….